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JUST IN: Southeast Asia's New Best Hotels
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JUST IN: Southeast Asia's New Best Hotels

American travel publication Travel+Leisure recently made a list of Southeast Asia’s Best New Hotels.

The luxury hotel scene in the region is quickly becoming as varied and dynamic as the countries themselves.

New accommodations add overall experience to the richly diverse region that “would take a lifetime of return trips to take it all in”, the magazine says.

Check out these exciting new and upcoming properties – from upscale urban haunts to honeymoon-worthy private island resorts.

With so many ways to experience Southeast Asia, why travel anywhere else?

VIETNAM

Nam Hai, Hoi An

Thanks to this newly revamped Nam Hai, now Four Seasons resort, travellers will spend more time along Hoi An beaches. The property is located on a half-mile stretch of private oceanfront just outside town.

Image: Luxury Destinations
Image: Luxury Destinations

 

The Anam, Nha Trang

Located a half-hour south of the resort town of Nha Trang, The Anam promises to elevate a quite part of the Cam Ranh peninsula into a fully fledged destination. It is .

Image: The Anam
Image: The Anam

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Phu Quoc

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa located on an island 25 miles offshore. Here, jewel-tone upholstery, graphic tile floors, and lacquered moldings add a boutique feel to stately, French-colonial-inspired architecture.

Image: Youtube
Image: Youtube

THAILAND

Hotel Bocage, Hua Hin

Hotel Bocage has minimalist aesthetic (think polished concrete floors, glass walls, and a hyper-neutral palette) which gives it a contemporary, urban feel. This six-room property comes as a refreshing and surprising addition to one of Thailand's oldest resort towns, Hua Hin.

Image: The Luxury Editor
Image: The Luxury Editor

The Beach Samui, Koh Samui

Opening in 2018, Beach Samui will have have 21 ocean-facing suites with whitewashed oak walls, chesterfield ottomans, and crystal chandeliers.

Image: The Beach Samui
Image: The Beach Samui

Baba Beach Club, Phuket

Baba Beach Club will bring a party-ready vibe to Natai Beach, with 16 oceanfront suites and villas of up to five bedrooms catering to groups of friends.

Image: Baba Beach Club
Image: Baba Beach Club

Rosewood Phuket, Phuket

Rosewood Phuket will have four restaurants and 71 villas along 2,000 feet of shoreline, some with private pools for guests seeking total seclusion.

Image: New Thai Hotels
Image: New Thai Hotels

LAOS

Azerai, Luang Prabang

January saw the opening of Azerai in the temple town of Luang Prabang, where a former French officers’ quarters has been reimagined as a 53-room retreat. This hotel is located in the prime location, just a short walk from the attractions of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Image: Booking.com
Image: Booking.com

Rosewood Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang

In a forested setting a few miles outside the town center, Rosewood Luang Prabang  will unveil a riverfront retreat with 23 villas and tents modeled on traditional Laotian teak houses. It’s purpose-built for a romantic getaway.

Image: Rosewood Hotels
Image: Rosewood Hotels

CAMBODIA

Rosewood Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh 

Rosewood Phnom Penh  launches on the top 14 floors of the Vattanac Capital Tower, Cambodia’s tallest building. Travelers to Cambodia will have more reasons to venture beyond the temples of Siem Reap.

Image: Phnom Penh Post
Image: Phnom Penh Post

Alia Villas, Koh Russey 

There’s also a boom in island retreats since the addition of new air routes. On Koh Russey, Alila Villas occupies 61 acres of forest and beachfront, and each of the spacious villas has a private pool overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.

Image: Koh Russey
Image: Koh Russey

Six Senses, Krabey Island

Perhaps the most eagerly awaited debut is the 40-villa Six Senseswhich is slated to open on remote Krabey Island early next year. The hotel will also have an observatory for stargazing.

Image: Scottdunn.com
Image: Scottdunn.com
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